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Georgia May Pull Out Of Olympics After Death Of Luger

The Republic of Georgia is considering withdrawing its remaining participants from the Olympics after today’s death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili during a practice run. This from the Denver Post:

A visibly shaken Rogge said Georgia team officials were considering their options. The Opening Ceremonies were to be held tonight at 7 o’clock MST.

“The decision is not final that they are considering participating,” Rogge said.

Georgia has six remaining participants in the Olympics: three alpine skiers, two female figure skaters, and another luger. It’s unclear when the country will make its final decision.